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Contract vs. Contracted

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Contractnoun

An agreement between two or more parties, to perform a specific job or work order, often temporary or of fixed duration and usually governed by a written agreement.

‘Marriage is a contract.’;

Contractedadjective

(not comparable) Arranged by contract; established by agreement.

Contractnoun

(legal) An agreement which the law will enforce in some way. A legally binding contract must contain at least one promise, i.e., a commitment or offer, by an offeror to and accepted by an offeree to do something in the future. A contract is thus executory rather than executed.

Contractedadjective

Made smaller by contraction.

Contractnoun

(legal) A part of legal studies dealing with laws and jurisdiction related to contracts.

Contractedadjective

Incurred; acquired.

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Contractnoun

(informal) An order, usually given to a hired assassin, to kill someone.

‘The mafia boss put a contract out on the man who betrayed him.’;

Contractedverb

simple past tense and past participle of contract

Contractnoun

(bridge) The declarer's undertaking to win the number of tricks bid with a stated suit as trump.

Contractedadjective

Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.

Contractadjective

(obsolete) Contracted; affianced; betrothed.

Contractedadjective

Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind; contracted views.

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Contractadjective

(obsolete) Not abstract; concrete.

Contractedadjective

Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.

‘Inquire me out contracted bachelors.’;

Contractverb

(ambitransitive) To draw together or nearer; to shorten, narrow, or lessen.

‘The snail's body contracted into its shell.’; ‘to contract one's sphere of action’;

Contractedadjective

reduced in size or pulled together;

‘the contracted pupils of her eyes’;

Contractverb

(grammar) To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.

‘The word "cannot" is often contracted into "can't".’;

Contractverb

(transitive) To enter into a contract with. en

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Contractverb

(transitive) To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.

Contractverb

(intransitive) To make an agreement or contract; to covenant; to agree; to bargain.

‘to contract for carrying the mail’;

Contractverb

(transitive) To bring on; to incur; to acquire.

‘She contracted the habit of smoking in her teens.’; ‘to contract a debt’;

Contractverb

(transitive) To gain or acquire (an illness).

Contractverb

To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.

Contractverb

To betroth; to affiance.

Contractverb

To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass; to shorten, narrow, or lessen; as, to contract one's sphere of action.

‘In all things desuetude doth contract and narrow our faculties.’;

Contractverb

To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.

‘Thou didst contract and purse thy brow.’;

Contractverb

To bring on; to incur; to acquire; as, to contract a habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.

‘Each from each contract new strength and light.’; ‘Such behavior we contract by having much conversed with persons of high station.’;

Contractverb

To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.

‘We have contracted an inviolable amity, peace, and lague with the aforesaid queen.’; ‘Many persons . . . had contracted marriage within the degrees of consanguinity . . . prohibited by law.’;

Contractverb

To betroth; to affiance.

‘The truth is, she and I, long since contracted,Are now so sure, that nothing can dissolve us.’;

Contractverb

To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.

Contractverb

To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron contracts in cooling; a rope contracts when wet.

‘Years contracting to a moment.’;

Contractverb

To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.

Contractadjective

Contracted; as, a contract verb.

Contractadjective

Contracted; affianced; betrothed.

Contractnoun

The agreement of two or more persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an agreement in which a party undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing; a formal bargain; a compact; an interchange of legal rights.

Contractnoun

A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties, with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation.

Contractnoun

The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.

‘This is the the night of the contract.’;

Contractnoun

a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

Contractnoun

(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

Contractnoun

a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

Contractverb

enter into a contractual arrangement

Contractverb

engage by written agreement;

‘They signed two new pitchers for the next season’;

Contractverb

squeeze or press together;

‘she compressed her lips’; ‘the spasm contracted the muscle’;

Contractverb

become smaller or draw together;

‘The fabric shrank’; ‘The balloon shrank’;

Contractverb

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;

‘He got AIDS’; ‘She came down with pneumonia’; ‘She took a chill’;

Contractverb

make smaller;

‘The heat contracted the woollen garment’;

Contractverb

compress or concentrate;

‘Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan’;

Contractverb

make or become more narrow or restricted;

‘The selection was narrowed’; ‘The road narrowed’;

Contractverb

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;

‘The manuscript must be shortened’;

Contract

A contract is a legally binding document between at least two parties that defines and governs the rights and duties of the parties to an agreement. A contract is legally enforceable because it meets the requirements and approval of the law.

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